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Old 04-06-2021, 06:22 PM   #1
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Need assistance breaking tire beads (slow air leak at the rim)

Can anyone assist me in breaking tire beads on a street tire in Marin?

The tire has a slow leak at the rim and I would like to break the beads to clean the rim and tire beads before reseating the tire.

I have tried the C clamp method with no success.

What's strange is that the tire has been on the bike for a year with no leaks.
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Old 04-06-2021, 06:42 PM   #2
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Old 04-06-2021, 06:58 PM   #3
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Old 04-06-2021, 09:20 PM   #4
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Old 04-06-2021, 09:51 PM   #5
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trick with C-clamp is to put piece of wood over rim on other side. That way, C-clamp has fixed stationary edge to keep end from moving. Then screw pusher side on tyre right at edge of rim.
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Old 04-07-2021, 06:48 AM   #6
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Can anyone assist me in breaking tire beads on a street tire in Marin?

The tire has a slow leak at the rim and I would like to break the beads to clean the rim and tire beads before reseating the tire.

I have tried the C clamp method with no success.

What's strange is that the tire has been on the bike for a year with no leaks.
Did you put it in water and check for air bubbles? What makes you believe it is the tire bed? Just asking, I have patched many MC tires (usually on group rides) but never saw a leaking tire bed.
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Old 04-07-2021, 07:28 AM   #7
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I PM'd you. Call me and let me know when you want to come by. It only takes a couple of minutes to break a bead on my machine.
I'm at Gnoss.
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Old 04-07-2021, 07:29 AM   #8
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Sprayed the tire with soapy water and saw air bubbling at the rim.
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Old 04-07-2021, 08:21 AM   #9
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Old 04-07-2021, 08:49 AM   #10
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No bent rim.

Absolute props to Jeff (dravnx) for offering assistance. BARF is the greatest community.
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Old 04-10-2021, 05:16 PM   #11
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Have you tried using the kickstand from another bike? We all have multiple bikes, right?
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Old 04-10-2021, 05:37 PM   #12
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He brought the wheel to me and I broke the bead for him. It only takes a few moments with my automatic tire machine. It's one of the best tools I've ever bought.
The aluminum wheel was badly corroded on the inside. My guess is someone used windex or a strong detergent as a tire lube and it reacted with the aluminum. A good lesson. You can buy a lifetime supply of tire lube for less then a Jackson.
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Old 04-10-2021, 05:51 PM   #13
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Jeff's tire machine to the rescue! Don't know what they used to mount the tire, but cleaned the rim, got a gallon of Ru-Glyde and all is well.
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Old 04-10-2021, 06:14 PM   #14
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Old 04-13-2021, 05:19 AM   #15
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Here's the one tool that I've found is able to break difficult beads:

Motion Pro BeadPro Tire Bead Breaker
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